Congratulations, Graduates! 

It gives the Department of Biology great pleasure to present our candidates for all bachelor’s degrees and master's degrees. These students have fulfilled all requirements to participate in the commencement ceremony and are recommended by our faculty.

We Celebrate You!

B.S. in Biology

  • Amir Abbasi
  • Nadia Abdshah
  • Joan Adechoubou
  • Sarah Ahmadi
  • Syeda Akther
  • Ahmed Al Ani
  • Ahmad Alazzam
  • Richard Albright +
  • Myra Almojuela
  • Deena Alsaadi
  • Angel Ames
  • Ian Amory
  • Johnathan Anthony
  • Jennifer Argueta-Contreras
  • Priyanka Arora
  • Hira Aslam
  • Tegshjargal Baasansukh
  • Chang-Hee Bae
  • Ashley Bagwell
  • Sarah Baker
  • Allen Bang
  • Catherine Bassett
  • Cheyenne Batten
  • Rachel Beatty
  • Gabriel Beck
  • Abanoub Bector +
  • Sumair Bhatti
  • Jay Bisen
  • Allison Blumenfeld
  • Juan Bonilla
  • Clara Botros
  • Kiera Brown
  • Danny Bui
  • Giancarlo Bulfon
  • Annemarie Carver
  • Neil Chambers
  • Riana Miren Chan
  • Krishna Chaniyara
  • Noble Chowdhury
  • Sejad Cirkic
  • Briana Coins
  • Janet Cole
  • Devin Creger
  • Rainielle Cua*
  • Tristan Daniel
  • Diem-Phuong Dao*
  • Shauny Daquin Ochoa
  • Jessica Del Rossi
  • Chandni Desai
  • Seerat Dhillon
  • Brandon Diaz-Sosa
  • John Dove
  • Keith Driscoll
  • Jordan Dudley
  • Paul Dumitrescu
  • Morgan Edwards
  • Sarah Ellis
  • Aaron Elmes
  • Hope Elmore
  • Ibrahim Elwir
  • Stephanie Espinal
  • Rana Estaleen
  • Nybriah Evans
  • Gervyn Fajardo Franco
  • Alexis-leigh Fakunmoju
  • Nashwan Farooque*
  • Lindsay Fisher
  • Paul Foretich
  • Tesiya Franklin
  • Jay Frauenthal
  • Christopher Gabbert
  • Jamie-Jean Gilmer*+
  • Nathan Gompers*
  • Martin Gonzalez
  • Brooke Goodnow +
  • Austin Gordon
  • Ayana Gordon
  • Hayley Green
  • Isabella Hansen
  • Willow Hart
  • Kristen Hayden
  • Devon Heldenbrand
  • Kenneth Hershberger
  • Huy Ho
  • Sean Hubbard
  • Dalton Huey*+
  • Anas Huggi
  • Samuel Hutchinson
  • Habeeb Issa
  • Stephanie Iwuamadi
  • Sarah Izabel
  • Israt Jahan
  • Edith Jimenez
  • Anise Johnson-Rasheed
  • Howard, Joseph
  • Jewelle Kamara
  • Krishna Karamsetty
  • Benjamin Kass
  • Amarpreet Kaur
  • Brahmpreet Kaur
  • Charles Keever
  • Kirubel Kentiba
  • Mehtab Khara*
  • Byunghun Kim
  • Christina Kim
  • Grace Kim
  • Angela Kingkittisack
  • Maria Kolesova*
  • Amulya Kotha
  • Jed Kucharczk*+
  • Edwin Kumah
  • Nidhi Kumar
  • Priyanka Kundur*
  • Haley Lane
  • Annie Le
  • Stephanie Le
  • Claire Lee
  • Nuria Leon
  • Jarae Lewis
  • Joon Lim
  • Nancy Lin
  • Rodrigo Linares
  • Mary Clark Lind
  • Dina Liuzzi
  • Rebecca Loughridge
  • Malik Lowe
  • James Lynch
  • Jillian Ma
  • Ninajoy Magpayo
  • Khojasta Mahmoodi
  • Sitara Mahmoodi +
  • Parsa Mahmoudi*
  • Anh William Mai
  • Easha Mali
  • Hannah Mason
  • Austin Matney
  • James Mbualungu
  • Andrew McGregor
  • Madeleine McGuinness
  • Samantha McLean
  • Sheyla Mendoza-Quinteros
  • Jercy Mae Merza
  • Sylvana Miano
  • Tori Miller
  • Grace Miner*
  • Yashwant Mirajkar
  • Catherine Mischou*
  • Mahetab Mohamed
  • Tulha Mohammad
  • Gavin Moore
  • Summer Moore
  • Dorinda Morillo
  • Mana Nasseri
  • Victoria Neely
  • Kelvonte Nesmith
  • Sarah Nesselrodt
  • Matthew Ngo
  • Andrew Nguyen
  • Catherine Nguyen
  • Catherine Nguyen
  • Cuong Nguyen
  • Diem Cat Nguyen
  • Elyse Nguyen
  • Jasmine Nguyen
  • Jessica Nguyen
  • Jabril Mehki Nichols
  • Rae'Nicia Niles
  • Fallon O'Connor
  • Eileen Ortiz
  • Alex Ovalle-Cisneros
  • Ejaz Paracha
  • Bria Pasion
  • Mayatu Passawe
  • Chandni Patel
  • Keya Patel
  • Kishan Patel
  • Kush Patel
  • Jonathan Pavia
  • Hannah Pelham
  • Leena Penumalee*
  • Carol-Anne Petit
  • Sofia Pierrottet
  • Lakshmi Pillai
  • Jason Pirault
  • Faiz Plastikwala*
  • Valentina Posada
  • Emma Press
  • Benjamin Proffitt
  • Sarah Puchalski
  • Harley Raines
  • Leslie Ranson
  • Sabrina Rashid
  • Jordan Rasure
  • Shubheksha Rayamajhi
  • Jakob Reeder
  • Davidyne Reeves
  • McKenna Reiter
  • Robert Riddick
  • Tristan Rivera
  • Cantrell Ryon
  • Sonya Salas
  • Haseeb Saleem
  • Mohammad Salem
  • Abdulhafidh Salim
  • Mahlet Samron
  • Rea Sanger
  • Perraychudhan Saravanane
  • Kelsey Saunders
  • Sarah Savage
  • Tessa Schneider
  • Kimia Sedaghat Kaboli
  • Kelsey Sevart
  • Dhaval Shah
  • Zuhayr Shaikh
  • Kiran Sharma
  • Vibha Shekhar
  • Abdullah Shethwala
  • Shruti Shrivastava
  • Mritunjay Singh
  • Nimrat Singh
  • Tucker Smith
  • Hayden Snead
  • Benjamin Stone
  • Eesha Talati
  • Nasala Tamrakar
  • Naema Tawadrous
  • Keana Taylor
  • David Tek
  • Sabrina Temesghen
  • Zoe Terrell
  • Kathy Tieu
  • Milton Tigue
  • Christian Tran
  • Ellen Tran
  • Van Tran
  • Emiley Trowbridge
  • Yagmur Turker
  • Nancy Umana
  • Diana Van
  • Anika Vaughan
  • Samuel Vaysman
  • Rodrigo Ventiades
  • Aaron Vu
  • Corinne Gail Walters
  • Karlee Wasilewski
  • Morgan White
  • Claire Whitman +
  • Jemicka Wilborne
  • Jessica Wimberly
  • Marissa Woody
  • Tierra Woody
  • Yue Xu
  • Heather Youmans
  • Grace Young
  • Dustin Zeliff
  • Eden Zewdu
  • Jeffrey Zhang
  • Lutz Ziege

+ Biology Honors
* Dean's Scholar

M.S. in Biology

James Black

Thesis: "The Influence of ECIG Exposure on Cardiovascular Development"


April Boyd

Thesis: "Comparing Sphingolipid Profiles of African American and Caucasian NSCLC Tissues"


Elsa Chen

Thesis: "The Influence of Breeding Density on Female Aggression, Parental Care, and Ornamentation in a Secondary-Cavity Nesting Warbler"


Maxim Grigri

Thesis: "Senescent Trees Stabilize Aboveground Wood Net Primary Production Immediately After Disturbance"


Deborah Howton

Thesis: "The Effects of Four Insecticides on Craniofacial Development on Xenopus laevis"


Jessica Johnston

Thesis: "The Heat is On: Comparison of Thermoregulatory Behavior in Parasitised Versus Unparasitized Caterpillars of the Tobacco Hornworm, Manduca sexta (l.) [Lepidoptera: Sphingidae]"


Brittany Moretz

Thesis: "Constraints on Phytoplankton Abundance and Cyanotoxin Production in the Tidal Freshwater James River"


Philip Tuley

Thesis: "Comparing Coastal Storm Impact to Decadal Change in Barrier Island Ecosystems"

Congratulations to our Award Winners 

Department of Biology's Outstanding I.L.S. Ph.D. in Evolution Award

  • Joon Seog Kim

Outstanding Biology Masters Student in Ecology

  • Max Grigri

Outstanding Biology Senior Award

  • Dalton Huey

Outstanding Biology Undergraduate Student in Cellular/Molecular Biology

  • Anirban Mahanty

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Biology

  • Sanyam ‘Sam’ Patel

Black History in the Making

  • Rebecca Alemu
  • Theodore Evans

Mohamad Shaaban Humanitarian

  • Zuhayr Shaikh

graduation mortarboards being tossed in the air